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        Spirulina is a type of cyanobacteria (blue-  magnesium, zinc, and selenium. It does
        green algae) found in alkaline water   contain a protein and a small number of
        sources. It grows in extremely inhospitable   carbohydrates. Because this is considered
        conditions and is usually cultivated in   a supplement and not a food source, the
 FOCUS ON WELLNESS: EATING PRODUCE, FOLLOW THE RAINBOW  natural or human-made lakes and is freeze-  FDA does not regulate it like other dietary
        dried when harvested. It is sold in powder   supplements. Be sure to research the origin
        form, capsules, or flakes and is used to   of the item before you purchase it. There
        prepare smoothies or sprinkled on salads,   are no current recommendations for the
        soups, fruits, or vegetables.        amount to consume. Use sparingly at first to
                                             be sure there are no dietary complications.
        The nutrient per calorie ratio places its
        classification as a superfood. It is classified   Sources:
        as nutrient-dense since it contains high
        amounts of vitamins A, C, E, and B. It is a   supplement-facts.html
        good source of the micronutrients calcium,


        Yield: 4 servings
        3 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen
        1 cup old-fashioned oats, cooked
        1 ½ cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt
        3 Tbsp. brown sugar
        1/8 tsp. cinnamon, ground
        ¼ tsp. vanilla
        ¼ cup oat, soy or almond milk

        Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until
        mixed thoroughly.

        Adapted From:

              Calories 175, Total Carbohydrates 34g,
              Dietary Fiber 3g, Added Sugars 10g,
           Cholesterol 10g, Total Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 0g,
                 Sodium 108mg, Protein 15g
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